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Lori Howe

Lori Howe is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Honors College. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy from the University of Wyoming, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry, an M.A. in English, and a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Wyoming. Lori is an educational researcher,  practicing existential, hermeneutical phenomenology and using poetry workshops to help participants communicate the essence of their lived experiences. Her phenomenological research appears in such journals as The Journal of Poetry Therapy and Qualitative Inquiry. As a LAMP fellow, her research and pedagogy also focus on interdisciplinarity and on integrating interdisciplinary, Team-based, Problem-based learning in the humanities classroom. She teaches Honors’ first-year series, the Honors Colloquium, as well as the First Year Seminar, “A Walk Across the World,” the upper-division, “Saffron, Silk, and Broadswords: A Trek through Great Civilizations,” and co-leads the study abroad course, “Revoluciones y Cultural Evoluciones: Cultural and Political Movements in Spain.” She is the recipient of University of Wyoming teaching awards such as the PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Award and the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award. 

Lori Howe is also co-creator of the new poetic form, the cadralor, as well as Editor in Chief of its flagship journal, Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor. She is the author of Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains (Sastrugi Press, 2015) and Voices at Twilight (Sastrugi Press, 2016), and served as executive editor for the anthology Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers (Sastrugi Press, 2016). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as The Meadow, Clerestory, Red Hook, Verse-Virtual, McQueen’s Quinterly, Synkronciti, The Tampa Review, and Pilgrimage. She is currently at work on the cadralore collection, Ocean, Ocean. She is the host of the open mic series, In the Poets' Kitchen, and a pastry chef known as The Cake Lady. She lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with a semi-feral cat called Miss Pants.

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